Available Today: SSDT—December 2012

The SSDT team is pleased to announce that SQL Server Data Tools – December 2012 is now available for download!   Get it here: SSDT for Visual Studio 2012: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/jj650015 SSDT for Visual Studio 2010: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/jj650014 What’s New? Database Unit Testing We have received an overwhelming amount of feedback that database unit testing is a… Read more

Windows Azure Import/Export Service and External References

The Windows Azure Import/Export Service powered by the SQL Server 2012 Data-Tier Application Framework (DACFx V3) provides a cloud service for logical backup/restore and migration of Windows Azure SQL Databases. This functionality is available via an HTTP endpoint, as well as through the Windows Azure Management Portal. We have recently released an update to the… Read more

Getting Started with SQL Server Database Unit Testing in SSDT

SSDT now enables you to develop, debug and execute database unit tests interactively in Visual Studio, which can then be run from the command line or from a build machine, for example, a Team Foundation Build server configured for continuous integration.  SSDT helps put database testing on an equal footing with other aspects of application testing, helping you raise and then maintain the… Read more

SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework (November 2012) Available

What’s new? This release of the Data-Tier Application Framework (DACFx) brings fixes for several customer-reported and high-priority issues including: SSDT crashes when opening a table that contains specific computed column definitions from SQL Server Object Explorer Incorrect parsing errors when using system functions (@@) in specific scripts inside SSDT Importing a BACPAC to Windows Azure… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools – November 2012 is now available!

  We are pleased to announce that SSDT – November 2012 update is now available for download.  Get it here SSDT for Visual Studio 2012: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/jj650015 SSDT for Visual Studio 2010: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/jj650014 What’s new? Selective XML Index support We’ve added support for selective XML indexes, enabling users to import, edit, add, refactor, build, and publish… Read more

SSDT Team at PASS Summit

PASS Summit 2012 is just around the corner!  If you’ll be at PASS next week, make sure to sync up with the SSDT team through one of the following avenues.  We look forward to seeing you there. Booth SSDT members will be staffing the Optimization & Programmability booth in the Exhibit Hall, where we’ll be… Read more

SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework (October 2012) Available!

What’s new? This release of the Data-Tier Application Framework (DACFx) brings fixes for issues in earlier releases and several major updates. Many scenarios have been improved including those in other DACFx client tools such as SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Updates include:  Support for Native BCP data format Previously… Read more

SSDT & DACFx (October 2012) Compatibility Notes

We recently released a new version of the DACFx runtime, DACFx (October 2012). This latest release brings with it several changes that affect compatibility between DACFx and SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). Scenarios: User attempts to exercise DACFx functionality within SSDT including browsing a server/database in SQL Server Object Explorer, using Schema Compare, or opening… Read more

New SSDT Power Tools! Now for both Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2012

I’m pleased to announce the latest release of SSDT Power Tools! We continue to use power tools to get early versions of experiences or quick features to you and we’re always interested in hearing your feedback. This release of the tools (Version 1.3) builds on the previous release. This release of the power tools is… Read more

Now available: SQL Server Data Tools – September 2012 update!

The SSDT team is pleased to announce that SQL Server Data Tools – September 2012 update is now available for download! Get it here:  SSDT for Visual Studio 2012: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/jj650015 SSDT for Visual Studio 2010: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/jj650014 This release is the latest step in our team’s continued commitment to delivering regular, frequent releases of SSDT to the web…. Read more